By Lisandra Paraguassu and Silvio Cascione BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Supreme Court justice suspended the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress on Thursday for obstructing a corruption investigation, removing him from the line of succession to the president just days before she too is expected to be suspended. A court spokeswoman said Eduardo Cunha, a bitter rival of President Dilma Rousseff and the legislator responsible for impeachment proceedings against her, had been removed as speaker pending confirmation by the full court. The move, yet another political tremor in a country struggling with a historic government crisis and the worst recession in decades, followed a request from Brazil's top prosecutor.
By Elizabeth Piper and Nadeem Shad LONDON (Reuters) - Labour candidate Sadiq Khan looked set on Thursday to become the first Muslim elected mayor of London, loosening the ruling Conservatives' hold on Britain's financial center after a campaign marred by charges of anti-Semitism and extremism. Opinion polls and voters suggested Labour would lose seats in some traditional strongholds, testing the authority of its new left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.